Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
What are dental implants?
A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.
Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.
With dental implants, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
Surgical Advances in Dental Implants
Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Wissam Ali, Dr. Rasool, Dr. Rafil Ali and Dr. Alfaqih are able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction – further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.
Drs. Wissam Ali, Rasool, Rafil Ali or Alfaqih performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary. We will fit and make the permanent prosthesis. We will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.
Patient Reviews: Dental Implants
We invite you to read patient reviews for their dental implant surgery. Please use our Patient Review form to leave a review about your Dental Implant experience with NOVA Dental Anesthesia. Call our office if you would like more information: NOVA Dental Anesthesia Phone Number 703-672-6919.
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Patient Review by Likaa Q
I have been a patient of Dr. Ali for almost 20 years. I had an implant and sinus procedure done in 2006 with no pain or discomfort, I recently had a routine checkup where I was told that the implant looks great and there is more bone than I had in 2006. Growing up I had anxiety towards dentistry but since I've been under Dr. Ali's care I don't stress over my dental appointments. I highly recommend Dr. Ali and his staff, you won't feel his injections, he's very gentle
- Likaa Q